The ACR was "disappointed" in the final rules, while SNMMI said the changes were "good news" for nuclear medicine.

With the announcement, the AMA will add two category III CPT codes to report “wound bacterial localization and treatment” beginning July 1 of next year.

Stephen Hahn, MD, chief of radiation oncology and chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, has been nominated to be the new commissioner of the FDA.

Philips has accused medical device repair and servicing company Summit Imaging of hacking into its ultrasound machines and other devices and stealing trade secrets, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Seattle.

A lawsuit alleging hospital staff failed to provide reasonable care to treat a patient’s suspicious mass on her left kidney identified on a CT scan has been settled out of court, according to reporting from the Brattleboro Reformer.

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found non-invasive myocardial cardiac MRI performed on par with invasive FFR—once considered the "gold standard" for patients with stable chest pain.

In total, the groups released seven updated practice parameters that describe recommended procedures and considerations to safely administer radiation depending on practice area.

Manufacturers, hospitals, physicians and patient advocates have put significant marketing resources—including millions of dollars—into selling 3D mammograms to women, despite little evidence the modality is better than traditional mammography.

Overall rates of low-value diagnostic cardiovascular testing—including imaging—have dropped over the past 10 years, while rates of high-value, guideline-recommended testing rose slightly.

“At the end of five years, we hope to have a radioactive tracer that will be able to detect Parkinson’s early on and provide detailed information about the disease’s progression, which is critical for discovering and testing new treatments," said Robert H. Mach, PhD, a researcher involved in the project.

Pennsylvania (PA) Act 112, requires imaging facilities in the state to notify patients of abnormal imaging results. Authors of a Sept. 28 case study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology examined what this law does and how health systems are responding.

Forty-three members of Congress have signed a letter addressed to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, asking the administration to delay the proposed cuts to myocardial PET scans.